OWIMS is pleased to announce that Carol Shively, PhD, has been appointed Director, effective November 1, 2015.
Carol Shively, PhD
Professor of Pathology; Physiology & Pharmacology and the Translational
Science Institute and Wake Forest University Department of Psychology
Director of OWIMS
Number of years at WFSM: 30
Shively received her Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of
California at Davis in 1983, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Wake
Forest University School of Medicine, and was appointed to the faculty of Pathology/Comparative
Medicine in 1986. Dr. Shively won the National Association for Women’s Health
Annual Award for Excellence in Research, and is listed in Who’s Who of American
Women, and International Who’s Who. She
reviews and consults for NIH, reviews for numerous journals, and has been guest
editor for journal special topic editions. She has authored or coauthored over 100
research papers, and taught Animal Behavior, Developmental Psychobiology, Primatology,
and Doctor-Patient Relationships, and regularly lectures in Animal Models of
Human Health, and Clinical Neuroscience.
Shively has been a member of the faculty for 30 years. She is currently a
Professor in the Department of Pathology/ Comparative Medicine and holds
appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Physiology & Pharmacology, and
the Translational Science Institute. She is on the faculty of the Sticht Center
on Aging, the Program for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the Center
for Comparative Medicine Research, the Hypertension and Vascular Research
Center, and the Office of Women in Science and Medicine (OWIMS, formerly the
Women’s Health Center of Excellence).
Description of leadership
Shively directed the Research Program of the Women’s Health Center of
Excellence (1997-1999), has been the departmental liaison to OWIMS for 10
years, and a faculty mentor for OWIMS for 10 years. Dr. Shively has mentored
many young women scientists in training. Her mentoring activities extend into
the community as she has been a Girl Scout troop leader for a number of years.
Graduate Program in Comparative Medicine 1991-2006
Director of Diversity WF Primate Center 2007-present
Committee WHCOE 1997-2007
Core WHCOE 1997-2012
Research Advisory Committee 2007-2008
Research Advisory Committee 2008-2009
Genomics Center Oversight Committee 2011-2012
Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Program 2006
Career Development for Women Leaders Program 2009-2010
leadership and mentoring accomplishment(s):
Departmental Liaison (2005-present)
in the OWIMS Women Junior Faculty Mentoring Program (2005-present)
Promotions and Tenure Committee (2010-present)
Department Promotions Committee (2015-present)
Shively has devoted her 30 year research career to the promotion of Women’s
Health primarily through the study of nonhuman primate models. Her research has focused on how social
stress, particularly that which is
associated with low social status, increases the risk of disease including
coronary heart disease, depression, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and endometrial
cancer risk in females. Her outstanding
research achievements include: 1) the
first experimental demonstration that central fat deposition exacerbates
coronary and carotid atherosclerosis in nonhuman primates; 2) the first experimental
demonstration that psychosocial stress causes visceral fat deposition and
subsequent atherosclerosis in nonhuman primates; 3) the first to develop a
nonhuman primate model of aging-associated loss of physical function; 4) the first to develop a nonhuman primate model of depression in
adult females; 5) the first to demonstrate that depressed female nonhuman
primates develop more coronary artery atherosclerosis than their nondepressed
counterparts; and 6) the first to demonstrate that commonly prescribed
antidepressants exacerbate coronary artery atherosclerosis in depressed and
nondepressed adult female nonhuman primates.
OWIMS has been a leader in faculty development for women, engaging our faculty in personal and professional development by involvement in mentorship and leadership programs. Dr. Shively plans to continue OWIMS' focus on developing the careers and leadership skills of women faculty, trainees and students.
Dr. Shively plans to revitalize the research component of OWIMS, specifically building on its strong past history of sex differences and women’s health research. OWIMS will become a strong advocate and coordinating entity that will align work in sex differences with NIH priorities and the Wake Forest School of Medicine Strategic Plan. Furthermore, Dr. Shively will work with our leaders in Medical Education to review, update and integrate awareness and knowledge of sex differences in health issues important to our future physicians.
Dr. Shively plans to reach out to all faculty and engage them in the future of this most important Office.
join us in congratulating Carol Shively and welcoming her to her new role.
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